Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre

Identity area

Identifier

ON00210

Authorized form of name

Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • (OJA)

Type

  • Ethnic Organization
  • Community

Contact area

 

Dara Solomon, Director

Type

Address

Street address

4600 Bathurst St.

Locality

Toronto

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

M2R 3V2

Telephone

416-635-5391

Fax

416-849-1006

Note

Description area

History

Founded in 1973, the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre is a department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

The Ontario Jewish Archives is a department of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

Records management and collecting policies

The OJA's mandate is to acquire, preserve and makes accessible the records that chronicle our province’s Jewish history. The collection documents organizations, businesses and individuals.

Buildings

The OJA is housed in the Lipa Green Centre on the Sherman Campus of UJA Federation. Our facilities consist of a dedicated research room, processing area and climate-controlled vault.

Holdings

The records of the OJA illustrate the vibrancy of the community from its earliest days to the present. This includes over 5,000 cubic feet of textual records; 60,000 historic photographs documenting Jewish life across Ontario; over 300 oral histories; over 300 films dating from the 1920s until the present; over 1,500 blueprints and architectural drawings created by Ontario's most notable Jewish architects; hundreds of artifacts; unpublished histories; and Jewish newspapers in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The OJA's collections are searchable on its website at: www.ontariojewisharchives.org

Access area

Opening times

The OJA is open five days a week by appointment only.

Monday to Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(research room closes at 4:30 p.m.)

Friday hours vary by season

Closed Jewish and statutory holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

Please call ahead to discuss your research needs and to make an appointment.
The OJA adheres to all relevant legislation regarding access to and use of our records, including privacy and copyright legislation.

Accessibility

The OJA is a fully-accessible institution.

Services area

Research services

The OJA is staffed with professionally educated and trained archivists who are able to help you with your research needs. The OJA will provide up to one hour of personal research for free, after which a fee will be charged. Please visit our website for more details.

Reproduction services

The OJA provides in-house reproduction services. Please consult our website for applicable fees.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

4600 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ontario
CA M2R 3V2